“It gives me a sense of peace”

Eric Nicksick (L), Francis Ngannou (R)
Eric Nicksick (L), Francis Ngannou (R)

With UFC 270 right around the corner, the stage was set up and everything else that went with it, the whole world was glued to their screens to watch two of the biggest and the smallest giants in UFC history ready to throw it down for the heavyweight title. It is Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane in the main event taking place at Honda Center, California.

While we can only expect the best in Saturday night entertainment, Ariel Helwani on his podcast’Time MMA‘ above Fighting MMA sat down with Eric Nicksick, head coach of Francis Ngannou to find out how the UFC heavyweight champion is holding up and if he’s ready for 25 minutes of maximum power and pressure.

Helwani jumped right to the current main topic of the drama and the beef that had been created and continued leading up to this super battle and asked Nicksick if Ngannou could drown out all the distractions and focus on the battle. fight for him to answer, “Yes, a lot and I think he almost understands that this is the relationship he and Fernand [former coach of Francis Ngannou and current coach of Ciryl Gane] had in the past. Um, I think that’s what he puts behind his back and we don’t really talk much about it to be honest with you.. ”

Nicksick went on to praise the professionalism Ngannou brought into the camp and the mindset he brought into the fight.

We’ve looked at a number of scenarios and if-if you know win, lose or draw, like what happens. Um, and he’s at peace with everything Ariel. Like he’s comfortable. He was like, ‘Hey. I will be fine. I feel satisfied with my situation. No problem’ and that gives me a sense of peace.. ”

Eric Nicksick talks about old scenes of Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane when they were teammates

Francis Ngannou (L), Ciryl Gane (R)
Francis Ngannou (L), Ciryl Gane (R)

Eric Nicksick was asked how he felt while filming an old scene of Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Ganes was released back when they were teammates he said that although it was not something he did or would do as in his era he was raised in “it was frowned upon” but he He doesn’t consider it wrong if other gyms or trainers have practiced it.

He was also asked if he ever felt like defending and speaking on behalf of Pope Francis Ngannou since building this fight is pretty unique where he says, “Sure and I think a lot of times you just have to go down the path of adulthood in a lot of those areas. Like he posted a few Sundays ago. Fernand posted on his Instagram – on his Instagram and it was completely out of context. He was like calling me kind of hypocritical.”

Nicksick said he went on to tell opposite camp coach Fernand Lopez that they shouldn’t feel the need to cause a fight over them and wished him the best of luck for the match, “Wishing you a win. See you guys next week and I just, I turn it off. “

With all that said, respect needs to be paid to Nicksick, who was not only certain but certain that Francis Ngannou would be at his best fight day.

Also Read: UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane Predictions, Odds and Match Previews

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